Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Preying for Piece - Part 2

Websters Dictionary’s meaning of “Peace”

1 : a state of tranquility or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3 : harmony in personal relations.

From the minute the modern State of Israel came into existence in 1948, a state of war existed between the Arab nations and the Jewish State. Israel did nothing to provoke this situation - they simply came into being. They tried to destroy Israel then, and were defeated. Today they name this occasion, “Nakba” or Catastrophe, I call it be it’s more accurate name – defeat.

Since then the Arabs have been trying to erase Israel from the map.

In 1967 Israel was victorious against the Jordanian Kingdom and returned to the land not just historically Jewish, but land allocated to it by the “League of Nations”, as part of the partition of the region after World War 1, along with Lebanon, Syria, Trans-Jordan, to name a few.

Judea and Samaria were once again in Jewish hands. Now we were being called “Occupiers”, whom were we occupying the land from?

Lets see -

Roman rule (63 BCE)

Byzantine (Eastern Roman) rule (330–640 CE)

Islamic period (630–1918 CE)

Arab Caliphate rule (638–1099 CE)

Umayyad rule (661–750 CE)

Abbasid rule (750–969 CE)

Fatimid rule (969–1099 CE)

Crusader rule (1099–1187 CE)

Mamluk rule (1270–1516 CE)

Ottoman rule (1516–1831 CE)

Egyptian rule (1831–1841)

Ottoman rule (1841–1917)

British Mandate (1920–1948)

Jordanian rule (1948-1967)

Pick a name, any name…. I do not see the name “Palestinian Rule” anywhere.

So here we are today with the world trying to bring peace to the Middle East.

The way I understand it, peace is getting along with each other, working together, living in harmony and so on and so on.

So why is the world trying to separate us all the time? You live here, they live there, and that doesn’t sound like peace to me.

In fact, the actions being taken by the world powers and “Peace” activists seem to be fueling the conflict. The Western powers have built an army and another “governing” power where there was none, and continue to arm people and “leaders” who would like to see Israel destroyed.

The “Peace” activists provoke and cause violence between Jews and Arabs where there was a peaceful existence before hand, and continue to do so daily.

The rest of the world seems bent on ignoring history and facts and insists on splitting Israel in two pieces…at least two for now.

This doesn’t seem like a peaceful venture at all to me. Two States for Two people?

In essence the “world” considered “Jews” a people and decided to create a “Jewish State” on the West Bank of the Jordan River, the whole West bank of the river, from river to ocean.

So there 23 other Arab states? Are there 23 Arab peoples? Since when are “Palestinian” Arabs a separate people?

But I digress…

Lets talk about Peace again. The talk on the Arab street is now longer a “Two State Solution”, but a “One State Solution”, and the reason is quite simple. Arab leadership is among the most corrupt in the world, it is getting them nowhere, and in fact it is taking them backwards.

The Arabs of Judea and Samaria, are reminiscing of the Pre Oslo days, the “good ole days”, the days when they could travel freely throughout all of Israel, the days when millions of Israeli tourist dollars would flow into the Arab occupied cities of Judea and Samaria, and last, but not least, no taxes to be paid.

Now given, it was not the ideal situation for them, far from it, and there were many problems that need to be addressed, but it was much better for them and us, and the world than it is now, and than it would be under any “Two State Solution”.

One catch, if you are caught saying this in public, you get executed!

Salaam Fayad, the present PA Prime Minister, indeed doctored this concept of a “One State Solution” by turning it into a threat to Israel, a demographic threat. He has to turn it into a threat - otherwise he can’t market it to the Arabs. It must appear that they are continuing to fight otherwise he and all the other fat cats in the PA and Hamas lose their 6-8 figure salaries, and their pensions, and further more, Suha won’t get her stipend anymore in Paris.

A new term is born – “Demographic Terror”, the weapon – kids, and who has more of them, the means, well you get the idea.

The Western World and the Arabs claim they want to solve the problems of our region, they claim to champion Human Rights, and they claim to want a true and lasting Peace between the Jews and Arabs.

What they really want is not peace with Israel, but a piece of Israel (for now).

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